Party games aren't going to appeal to all, but in those times of need - think family get togethers, Xmas gatherings and New Year parties - they can be an invaluable tool to keeping the masses entertained. Much of their draw is the ease in which they can be picked up and played, needing to be suitable for all ages, from the very youngest, right up to granny sitting in the corner.
Whilst Use Your Words is obviously only really playable by those who can spell, from that point on it is about as good as you allow it to be. Think you’re funny? Great. Have absolutely no wit? Use Your Words caters for you too!
April 22, 2017
Troll & I Review
Troll and I is an ambitious adventure puzzler with deep Nordic historic roots and a narrative fit for a fable; following an awful destruction and tragedy, a young boy befriends a sought-after beast who turns out to be a gentle giant. However, the execution of the game is a far cry from its ambitions for a plethora of reasons, making it hard to stay focused on what makes Troll and I a unique experience – the friendship between man and beast.
April 21, 2017
Whilst I have always been a big gamer, one thing I’ve never really found myself interested in is the dungeon crawling genre. You could throw a platformer my way, or even a puzzler if I’m feeling particularly unchallenged, and I’ll happily dive into them without knowing even the slightest thing about them. But dungeon crawlers have always struck me as a genre for a particular type of gamer.
April 21, 2017
The Sexy Brutale Review
Misogynists and sadists look away now because The Sexy Brutale is not what you are expecting. Unless you are expecting a review of a macabre puzzle adventure game set inside a casino mansion, then read on.
April 19, 2017
Thimbleweed Park Review
When the creators of Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island, Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, decide to release a new game, you can almost hear the retro fueled sighs of contentment echo around the world. When that game is revealed to be a retro puzzle adventure game in the old school mode, the sighs turn into a hum of pleasure. Now that the game is here, has the wait been worth it, and does it hold a candle to the old games that are being mentioned? I headed into Thimbleweed Park to find out.
April 18, 2017
Late Shift Review
Every so often, a game comes along which tries to do something outside of the norm, setting itself apart from the rest almost immediately. Late Shift is one such game. Developed by CtrlMovie, it tries to create a perfect blend between a cinematic experience and an interactive story. It’s a bold move, but does this full motion video crime thriller have what it takes to set the bar high and potentially start a trend? Or is it a case of struggling to find a balance between the two styles?
April 18, 2017
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Review
Welcome to Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, a game with a slightly confusing plot, and with so much good content, it really is hard to find a thing I don't like about it, save for the few that I've selected. But we'll get around to that. The story of Shiness: TLK is one that is centered around Chado, an odd bear like creature that is following a Shiness – one of the primordial beings of Shi – whilst being accompanied by his friend Poky.
April 18, 2017
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series – Episode 1 “Tangled Up in Blue” Review
There’s just no stopping Telltale Games at the moment, picking up major licenses to use for their award winning games, time and time again. Step aside Batman, wander somewhere else walker, for the spotlight is about to shine on the greatest band of misfits this side of the galaxy... Marvel’s very own Guardians of the Galaxy. Just a few years ago, many would’ve not known who they are; now, after a hit movie and a highly anticipated upcoming sequel, they surely do. Let’s see whether Telltale have captured the delightful chemistry and draw of the Guardians, in a story driven adventure inspired by their comic book lives, in episode one “Tangled Up in Blue”.
April 18, 2017
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap Review
Since its original release for the Sega Master System in 1989, Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap has become somewhat a cult classic. With its simple story and solid gameplay it was a game that seemed to be forgotten, until now. Lizardcube and DotEmu have partnered together and brought Wonderboy: The Dragon’s Trap to the modern age, and this time with a new addition. The game's classic character, Hu-Man, now has a long-awaited co-star, Hu-Girl. A modern inclusion for a modern game, but should the series have should have stayed in the past? Or has it been re-born for a new audience?
April 14, 2017
Sniper Elite 4: Deathstorm Part 1 – Inception Review
It hasn’t been that long since we took ourselves off to the divine mountain views of the Italian landscapes, with Sniper Elite 4 only launching back in February. But that doesn’t mean we’ve had enough of the World War II shooter just yet. In fact, with the enjoyment we got from Karl’s adventure last time out you’d expect us to be jumping at the chance to return to action. Fortunately to help us expand that fine experience we had just a few months ago, Rebellion have brought the first major DLC to Sniper Elite 4. So I jumped back in to see if the engagement brought from the base game could be continued on throughout the DLC.
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